Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Reflection; Bittersweet Holidays

The holiday season can be so bittersweet Heavenly Father; the beautiful lights, songs about the birth of Your son, happy children with bright rosy cheeks, but the memories of happy Christmases past can make me so melancholy.  I remember those Christmases when my grandparents were alive and how they seemed to bring the family together.  I remember the childhood excitement and the excitement I felt when I planned my own children's Christmas magic and now all those precious moments are in the past.

Heavenly Father I come to you in the name of Jesus Christ.  Help me to enjoy my memories of Your blessings from the past and keep all in perspective so I can enjoy the blessings You give me here in the present and those to come in the future.  Make me strong and able to resist the human temptation to cling to those beautiful rose colored yesterdays.  Thank You for giving me a wonderful day today, for blessing me and my family and giving us an exciting new year filled with Your love and blessings. ~ Amen

"Remember you not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert."  Isaiah 43:18-19

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